Fermanagh man Michael McGovern has signed a two year contract extension with Norwich City, keeping the goalkeeper at the club until the summer of 2023.

McGovern signed for Norwich from Hamilton Academials in the summer of 2016 and has been a reliable performer for the Canaries.

The Northern Ireland international, who made ten appearances in the Championship throughout November and December before picking up an injury, has now made 41 appearances in total in all competitions for the club.

Speaking to the club website, www.canaries.co.uk, McGovern said he was delighted to put pen to paper.

“It’s nice from a personal point of view to get things all wrapped up. It’s good to have that little bit of security about your future so I’m really happy to sign it.

“It was nice to come in and contribute towards some wins and get some game time when Tim was injured. Ultimately, the team is the most important thing."

Norwich manager Daniel Farke was also pleased to keep hold of McGovern and was full of praise for his professionalism.

 “I’m totally happy. I’ve spoken quite often that if you’re searching for a role model for a professional football player, it’s definitely Michael McGovern.

“He’s unbelievably professional with his workload and preparation, even if he’s not playing. He still knows everything about the opponent.

“He’s a fantastic teammate and a fantastic lad, a great personality and has great experience. He totally fits in our goalkeeper group.

“We have unbelievably experienced, quality goalkeepers like Tim Krul, Michael himself and Orjan Nyland, as well as many young, exciting goalkeepers like Daniel Barden or Archie Mair, who have signed new contracts.

“It’s good to have a guy like him around who can give experience to the young lads but also has his own qualities for us. I think we have a good mix of exciting young talent and experience in our goalkeeping team.

“Michael is a perfect professional and has proven this season during many games how competitive he is with many clean sheets and how much quality he has. He doesn’t have to prove anything anymore.

“He has many games for his country on a top level and we are really pleased that he has committed his future to us and I think it’s a perfect signing for both sides.”